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Online Forum Leads To Arrest Of Teenagers Involved In Cyber-Crime

Lumension Security : 25 June, 2010  (Technical Article)
Lumension comments on the recent arrest of two teenagers by the Police Central e-crime Unit in the UK as a result of activities on an on-line cyber crime forum
The Police Central e-crime Unit has announced that it has arrested two teenagers, as part of a wider investigation into what is believed to be the largest international English-speaking online cyber criminal forum.

Alan Bentley, VP international for Lumension comments: "The arrests by the Police Central e-crime Unit are a step in the right direction in the official fight against cyber crime. It is no secret that advice on how to maliciously obtain sensitive data is shared online and these arrests are a tribute to the authorities investigating this type of activity.

"Social forums don't just bring together like-minded people keen to share their experiences; they can also exacerbate criminal activity. The black market for stolen personal data has become so prevalent that prices have been driven down. The details of a UK credit card with the verification code costs around £5 ($2-12) today, placing the emphasis on hackers to gather high volumes of information, if they are to profit.

"And, large retail breaches haven't gone unnoticed. Retailers and financial institutions have a responsibility for keeping credit card details safe when in their hands. The tricky step is to identify where the blind spots are in their Risk Management posture. A sensible approach to this problem is to run a continuous security audit that identifies any security holes and fixes them in real time, combined with a policy that prevents any unknown activity to execute on the network."
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